Environment Initiatives

Environment Initiatives

Quiet Waters Park offers an ideal place to explore and learn about our natural environment.  The 360 acres offer a diversity of ecosystems, with a large variety of flora and fauna.  Our park staff work tirelessly to maintain the park’s environmental features and as park visitors, you can help.  The Friends of Quiet Waters Park Environmental Committee is part of this community effort.  You can offer support through donations, volunteer work and learning about and protecting the park’s natural features.

Environmental Committee

Mission:  The Environmental Committee serves under the auspices of the Board of the Friends of Quiet Waters Park.  Its mission is to protect the natural environment of the park, improve the environmental conditions including the plant and animal habitats, and connect visitors with the ecology and history of Quiet Waters Park.


Protect –

  • Provide opportunities for volunteers to assist park rangers and staff with protecting the native flora and fauna of the park

Improve –

  • Work with park staff to enhance and expand on existing environmental conditions within and affecting the park
  • Communicate and coordinate with the Board of the Friends of Quiet Waters Park on the overall work objectives of the committee

Connect –

  • Update and fabricate the Nature Center exhibits and create outdoor experiences to engage the public to foster appreciation and understanding of the park ecosystems and their importance to the overall health of the environment
  • Seek to acquire additional funding for the fabrication of the Nature Center and outdoor experiences through donations, grants, and sponsorships, and all other appropriate fundraising means and opportunities
  • Provide community outreach to a broad audience to encourage involvement in the educational opportunities available at the park
  • Work with other entities (such as the Chesapeake Conservancy) to develop opportunities to enhance visitor engagement